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noun as in citizen soldiers

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It’s that context, of deeply skeptical, gun-toting citizens fighting off what they see as government overreach, that explains how local militias can attract such zealous followers.

From Ozy

On the ground, the videographer chats with other people he identifies as part of “the militia” — including an eager and excited-looking kid who tells the videographer his name is Kyle.

The key to understanding that movement’s role in the chaos of 2020 is knowing just how difficult it can be to pin down what apparent militia members believe — much less how they’re connected to each other and the broader movement.

The same messages were echoing across internet forums and Facebook groups, including among more loosely organized corners of the militia movement, prompting people who weren’t part of formal militia groups to show up.

Still, Zuckerberg said the Kenosha Guard page and event that the group had posted violated a policy Facebook had put in place a couple of weeks ago banning militia and QAnon groups that may intend to organize violence.

From Fortune

“She was hot-headed, had her own way of doing things,” Gill said—and so, he left to form a separate militia group.

Spending millions on speech is more like raising your own militia.

Islamist brigades including Suqur al-Sham, a 9,000-strong militia, are openly breaking with Western-favored rebel factions.

Jobbik, whose paramilitary militia faction was banned in 2009, won 20 percent of the national vote in April.

From the militia perspective, the Shia factions in Iraq break down as follows.

During the summer of 1862 between forty and fifty thousand loyal State militia were organized.

British repulsed by maj. Finney of the Accomac militia, at Pongoteague creek.

Some armed vessels were, however, speedily despatched from Rio, and a detachment of militia from St. Paul's.

Some people indeed talked as if a militia could achieve nothing great.

The finest militia that ever existed was probably that of Italy in the third century before Christ.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to militia, such as: commandos, reserves, soldiers, null, fighters, and force.

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